AstroFit: The Astronaut Program for Anti-Aging

AstroFit: The Astronaut Program for Anti-Aging

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Overview

Turn your body's clock back by up to thirty years with a revolutionary anti-aging, slow-motion muscle-building fitness regimen developed for astronauts!
At the heart of AstroFit is a new, slow-motion E-Centric resistance-training regimen based on Dr. William J. Evans' breakthrough muscle-building research for NASA. Evans, one of the country's foremost advocates of slow resistance training, details his innovative strength-training regime centered on raising and lowering weights slowly to build more muscle. In just 30 minutes per workout — and without any special equipment — AstroFit helps you to shed extra pounds and retain a powerful, youthful body for the rest of your life. Dr. Evans also provides menus for two weeks of protein-rich meals that fuel your muscles, leave you energized, and allow you to eat for optimum health without hunger. And because it may sound too good to be true, first-person before and after accounts from his test subjects attest to incredible successes achieved in just ninety days!
The AstroFit program grew out of extensive scientific research. On long space journeys, accelerated "aging" occurs as a result of prolonged weightlessness, causing crippling muscle and bone loss, as well as balance problems. The dramatic need for a program of age reversal for astronauts became a call to action for Dr. Evans, an expert adviser to NASA. As a result of his remarkable initiatives, astronauts now in training for an eventual mission to Mars will return in good health. Better still, readers of AstroFit can achieve the same age-reversal benefits right here on earth.
With AstroFit you will: Prevent muscle loss and increase muscle growth, while trimming and sculpting your body • Stop bone loss and osteoporosis • Improve balance while enhancing muscle "memory" • Ensure permanent loss of body fat • Reset your metabolism level • Boost your immune system to maximum levels!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743216821
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 05/06/2003
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

William Evans is an author, speaker, performer, and instructor known for founding the Writing Wrongs Poetry Slam and cofounding the popular website Black Nerd Problems. He has been a national finalist in multiple poetry slam competitions and was the recipient of both the 2016 Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant and the 2018 Spirit of Columbus Foundation Grant. The Callaloo and Watering Hole fellow is the author of three poetry collections and currently lives with his family in Columbus, Ohio. He is an MFA candidate at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Gerald Secor Couzens is the author and coauthor of more than two dozen books about health, medical topics, and sports. He also writes for various publications, including The New York Times. Couzens is the co-creator and, for the past fifteen years, the managing editor of The Johns Hopkins Prostate Bulletin.

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AstroFit


William J. Evans, Ph.D.,

Expert Adviser to NASA,

and Gerald Secor Couzens


Introduction by John Glenn


THE FREE PRESS
NEW YORK LONDON TORONTO SYDNEY SINGAPORE

Table of Contents


Contents

Introduction: A Talk with John Glenn

ONE

THE ASTROFIT PROMISE

1 Reversing the Body's Aging, for Astronauts and for You

2 The Science Behind AstroFit

TWO

PREPARING FOR TRANSFORMATION

3 Building Muscle

4 The Keys to Training Success

5 Fitness by the Numbers

THREE

PUTTING THE ASTROFIT PROGRAM INTO ACTION

6 Design Your AstroFit Plan

7 Level One E-Centrics: The Super Seven

8 Level Two E-Centrics: With Dumbbells

9 Level Three E-Centrics: At the Gym

10 E-Centrics with a Partner

FOUR

PROTECTING BONE/ENHANCING BALANCE

11 Building Healthy Bones

12 Balance Training Can Save Your Life

FIVE

OPTIMAL NUTRITION

13 Fuel Your Muscles

14 Eating for Optimal Health and Strength

SIX

GAUGING YOUR SUCCESS

15 Looking Ahead

Appendix A: The Best Methods of Measuring Body Fat Percentage

Index

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